Chelsea Flower Show Highlights
Chelsea Flower Show also known as Great Spring Show is an annual event held by Royal Horticultural Society on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. This year the Chelsea Flower Show is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This show attracts many garden specialists from around the world, where they showcase their creative garden ideas. Let’s explore the Chelsea Flower Show 2013 highlights to see the horticultural beauty presented during the event.
Royal Gardens: Chelsea Flower Show
Garden By Roger Platts
It is not merely about the gardens, it is mostly about the flower and garden expositions that are being displayed for 5 days in the heart of London. There are several nominations, and the winners are almost always the pioneers in a sphere of gardening and landscaping. This year exhibition is no different, there were a lot of spectacular gardens. For instance the garden designed by Roger Platts, with a thatched roof (a popular motive in this year garden decoration) and foxgloves, cottage roses, wild grasses, and a weird metal sculpture.
Vertical Garden By Nigel Dunnett
Apart from many other highlights, quite popular were the vertical gardening designs, as well as green roof concepts. Like the vertical garden above, designed by Nigel Dunnett for the RBC Blue Water Roof Garden that offers a new form to the contemporary vertical gardening.
However, not only contemporary urban gardening got its attention. There were also traditional French and English gardens, or rather should we say – a combination of both! Champagne Laurent-Perrier sponsored a garden that mixed the different approaches to gardening having both from a French and English garden.
But, the award-winning garden was the Trailfinders Australian Garden with a solar powered retreat. It also has an indoor shower that reminds of the Waratah flower. The designer of the winning garden is Melbourne-based Phillip Johnson. Of course there were many designers, who didn’t agree with the decision, however, there is something in this garden that’s worth the attention, don’t you think? Image courtesy of Felicia Feaster.